In March 2016 we won a competitive tender to develop design proposals for the Buddhist Galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum. The existing galleries had to be closed to allow the building work for the new Exhibition Road entrance to take place. We have created layouts that group sculptural pieces by Buddhist religious sects within individual rooms and adjacencies used to demonstrate differences between regions and countries.

Key objects are positioned so as to be framed within door openings to act as attractors and encourage visitors to transition between spaces and create dramatic compositions with the V&A’s historic architecture.

The project re-uses and re-purposes existing showcases and plinths, as well as procuring new were required.

Audio visual elements are integrated into the historic spaces in two different ways; creating large contextual images to place objects in relationship to their original landscape and providing discrete touch screen interfaces to assess expert knowledge through talking head interviews.

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